Copal is a natural tree resin with a long history; used by the Mayans and Native people of South and Central America for its medicinal uses.
It was traditionally used for expelling disease from the body and is another great incense/smudge that can be used to keep Gnats away from you and your home.
As with all natures gifts Copal is a beautiful fragrance to burn as it is thought to be able to help with depression and stress; calming the emotional paths within and removing the negative energy blocking your inner strength.
Copal also helps with meditation as it can increase your awareness and vibrations.
Like Sage, Copal is a perfect resin/incense or smudge to burn as it can clear negative energy from places and people replacing it with positivity and clarity.
The fragrance has a soft subtle woody scent that for those of you that love pine forests and the feelings they promote is a perfect match.
When I am feeling a little low I love to light this wonderful smudge as the sage cleanses our home and us and the Copal has the capacity to uplift your emotions and clear your mind of negative thoughts.
If ever there was a perfect Smudge to use to Spring clean our mind and body this would be one of those I would choose.
The Sage sticks are made with Sage from New Mexico. All the sticks are wrapped with 100% cotton yarn for safe and healthful burning. Each ingredient is considered a sacred herb used for centuries by Native Americans in their smudging ceremonies.
Smudging is the name given to the burning of these herbs for the purposes of cleansing and sending our prayers.
Sage and Copal help with removing negativity from your person, object or home, helping with Psychic vibrations and visions.
Light the end of your Sage stick and after it has ignited, extinguish the flame and direct the smoke around your body. You may wish to hold a container in your other hand to catch the ashes or to serve as a resting place for the smouldering stick if you use a fan or a feather to direct the smoke. You can direct the smoke around yourself, another person or in your place of ceremony to purify the energy that is present. The smoke from your Sage stick may also be directed as an invocation honouring the four directions, the father, Sun and the Mother earth (Fathermothergod) to extinguish your Sage stick smother the end and examine closely to make sure the stick is completely out.
Note: Your stick may continue to burn if not completely extinguished. Never leave unattended.